The Amazing Sea Anemone

By Ashley Stratton

Cool Facts!

  • They can live to be 50 years old
  • They are the size of a teacup
  • They are carnivores
  • Sea Anemones are closely related to jellyfish
  • Nemo lives in a sea anemone in Finding Nemo
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Adaptations

    1. Some anemones establish relationships with green algae near them. This makes it easier to get oxygen and sugar using the algae's photosynthesis.
    2. They also let clownfish live inside of them because the fish are immune to the sting. They give them a home and they get to eat the fishes scraps of food.
    3. They use their pedal disc under their body so that they can stick onto their base, but also float away in case of an emergency.

    Scientific Naming

    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Binomial Nomenclature: Heteractis Magnifica